Category Archives: Training

How to Scan Film Negatives for Creating Digital Negatives

Tim Layton discusses the technical details on how to scan your film negatives when you want to create a digital negative for contact printing. Continue reading

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How to Determine Base Exposure for Analog Contact Prints

Tim Layton walks you through how to determine your base exposure time for your style of analog contact printing process. Base exposure is critical for alternative and traditional contact printing. Continue reading

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Exposure Considerations for Films

Tim Layton discusses various important details a film photographer must consider for optimal results. Continue reading

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Black and White Film Processing Considerations

Tim Layton discussed some important variables when developing black and white film. Read the article and then be sure to comment or ask questions. Continue reading

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Video: How to Convert Large Format Sheet Film Holders for 19th Century Dry Plate Photography

Tim Layton walks you through how you can modify a large format Riteway sheet film holder for dry plate or wet plate photography. Continue reading

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Understanding Human Eye Sight & Composition

Tim Layton explains how the human eye works and provides some insightful tips on composition to help photographer’s produce higher quality photographs. Continue reading

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How to Make Proper Proofs in the Darkroom

Tim Layton walks you through how to test and establish your standard contact printing time (SCT) and why this is critical for traditional black and white film photographers. Continue reading

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